The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416551874
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print! Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one. The Many Moods of Pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual). Staying Stylish—You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball)—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. Pregnancy is Down To a Science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing! And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416524724
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671002909
Release Date: 1996-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Filled with straight talk from a four-time delivery room veteran, this book sees readers through the most exhilarating and exhausting time of their lives, one day at a time. An entire year's worth of invaluable--often hilarious--advice on everything from stretch marks, morning sickness, and maternity underwear to bladder control, pregnancy insanity, and postpartum dementia is included.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM Getting Pregnant

Author: Raymond Chang
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 9780446562263
Release Date: 2009-06-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

The best of Eastern & Western medicine is combined by physician-acupuncturist Raymond Chang, who offers individualized strategies for the millions of couples who want to improve their odds of conceiving.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Author: Mayo Clinic
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795317187
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

Any woman looking for accurate, reliable, and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. There are hundreds of pages of in depth information that new parents will find useful and informative. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect and a forty-week pregnancy calendar as well as a symptom guide and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice. This pregnancy book is the result of the efforts of a collective team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child with a healthy mother. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.

Smoking and Pregnancy

Author: Laury Oaks
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813528887
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Examines smoking as a public health concern focusing on harm to the fetus, and fetal personhood, and also challenges moral policing of smoking women who are pregnant.

Society and Medicine

Author: Judith P. Swazey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351489218
Release Date: 2017-12-02
Genre: Medical

"The essays in this volume pay tribute to the achievements of RenÚe C. Fox in the fields of medicine and sociology. Many of the contributors are Fox's colleagues and former students from medicine, sociology, nursing, and bioethics. The title--Society and Medicine--reflects the leitmotif in Fox's work: her studies of and teaching about the nature of medicine and medical research; the training and work of their practitioners; the interrelationships between medicine and the societies and cultures of which it is a part; and, above all, the moral and spiritual dimensions of the healing arts."

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470739312
Release Date: 2009-12-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Whether you?re an expectant parent or you?re just thinking about it, this comprehensive guide features a nonbossy, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. Never one to shy away from the tough topics, Ann Douglas addresses the concerns that all parents have to consider when facing pregnancy. With over 225,000 ?Mother of All? books sold in Canada, Ann Douglas provides the inside scoop on what it?s really like to have a baby The straight goods on preparing your body for pregnacy Practical advice on how to increase your chances for conceiving quickly The top ten worries for each trimester -- with a hefty dose of reassurance A glossary of pregnancy -- and birth-related terms A sneak peek of life after baby This book is the manual for those looking for real-world advice to help them during all the stages of pregnancy, from conception to birth and all that can occur throughout!

My Boys Can Swim

Author: Ian Davis
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307558142
Release Date: 2009-02-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

Finally—A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn't put a stitch of make-up on for you in months? And, most important, what's it going to do to your sex life? This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy information, without all that boring touchy-feely stuff you find in those books written for women. Inside you'll discover helpful—and hilarious—information and insights on such topics as: The Maternity Wardrobe: "A key part of the maternity wardrobe is maternity underwear—parachute-like undies big enough to fit an NFL defensive lineman." Baby Names: "Don't give your kids mockable names like Thaddeus, which is Greek for 'I'm a dork and should be beaten up.'" The Birth: "No one told me it's normal that babies' heads can be misshapen at birth. I was convinced that my wife gave birth to Veldar, the conehead." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best Friends Guide to Getting Your Groove Back

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747551847
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Motherhood

No one understands the difficulties of being a woman better than Vicki Iovine. The author of the hugely successful Best Friends' series, has guided women through most of the milestones in their lives - from being pregnant to surviving the first years of motherhood. Now in her new book, Vicki Iovine tackles the dilemma that plagues every modern woman and mother - how to manage family, work and a personal life all at the same time. With the wit, wisdom and sass that has made her loved, Vicki Iovine takes up all the big issues and breaks them up into manageable sections - ways to stay connected with your spouse, keeping up with the kids, work/home conflicts etc. Funny, pragmatic, and efficient, The Best Friend's Guide to Getting your Groove Back teaches women how to regain control of their lives with attitude - this is an indispensable book for any woman.

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

Author: Dean Raffelock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583331387
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health & Fitness

Explains how women can attain optimum health following delivery through a program that incorporates nutritional supplements, dietary changes, exercise, hormone balance, medicinal herbs, and possible medication.

The Girlfriend s Guide to Getting Your Groove Back

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399526307
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides advice for mothers whose children are past the toddler stage and finally have some free time but don't remember what to do with it, with anecdotes from other mothers in similar situations.

The Mommy Docs Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Yvonne Bohn
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738214788
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

The pregnancy resource you can trust: medically reliable information, mom-to-mom advice. If you want the real deal on pregnancy, you've come to the right book! Drs. Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, and Alane Park are three top obstetricians who have personally welcomed more than 10,000 babies into the world. But they've been on the other side of the ultrasound too--as mothers themselves, they have each experienced the joys and anxieties of pregnancy firsthand. Morning sickness . . . unexpected contractions . . . midnight feedings . . . even serious complications . . . they've been there! Now they share everything you need to know about this exciting, life-changing journey. Written in a clear and friendly style, The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth offers the most up-to-date medical guidance. It's packed with real-life stories from new moms and practical tips straight from the Docs' office. From pre-conception to postpartum, you'll find answers to your most pressing questions, including: Can birth control pills cause fertility problems? When will I start showing? Which prenatal tests do I really need? Is my baby getting the right nutrition? Is it true that I can't touch a cat, eat sushi, or color my hair for nine months? If I get a cold, is it safe to take medication? How do I create a birth plan? What if I go into labor alone? If I've had a cesarean delivery before, will I need to have one with my next pregnancy? How can I make breastfeeding easier? This extraordinarily comprehensive guide also includes chapters on diet and exercise, high-risk pregnancies, and the most often-repeated myths. Complete with illustrations of your baby's development, The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is your reassuring resource for a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.